Urban Uco Malbec 2015

75cl Bodegas y Vinedos Ortega Fournier Malbec Argentina > Mendoza > Uco Valley Rich, full-bodied, elegant and complex
Urban Uco Malbec is aged in a smattering of French and American oak. It has a beautifully defined bouquet of dark cherries, red currant, a touch of fruitcake and orange blossom. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, fine tannins that lead to a compact but focused finish of dark cherries, blackberry, dark chocolate and a dash of white pepper. It displays impressive length and as for the price? Outstanding. Drink now-2016. Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate.

Bodegas y Viñedos O. Fournier’s mission is to become one of the most outstanding, high quality wineries in Argentina and seems to be on track with countless appearances in the press, and Decanter magazine heralding the producer as an ‘Icon of Tomorrow’. Founded at the turn of the millennium by the Spanish Fournier family (José Manuel Ortega),the winery lies beneath the snow-capped Andes at an altitude of almost 4000 ft above sea level in the beautiful Uco Valley. At this altitude, there is a significant fluctuation between daytime and night-time temperatures of up to 20º-25ºC. This variance particularly favours the production of wines with an excellent colour and suitable for long ageing in oak barrels. The region´s stoney and sandy soils offer excellent drainage during the summer season. The lack of organic material, limited rainfall and prevailing winds are also conducive to high quality, healthy grapes. Furthermore, the water that irrigates the estates comes pure and clean from the snow thawing on the Andes. The new winery - a phoenix rising out of the stony arid soil - aims to combine the best of old and new technology when completed: above ground, stainless steel, oak vats and gravity feeds; underground, a cellar designed to hold 2,800 oak barrels at a constant temperature and humidity.


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